For 2017, the new 2017 BMW 1 Series is even more better thanks to features such as a sophisticated premium ambience, an extensively modified front and aft fascia, fuel economy, and improved carbon emissions. During last year, BMW sold a whopping 2M units and judging by the attention the new model is receiving from all over the globe, we expect even better figures for the new model whose release date has been set for the fall of 2017, at least according to latest rumors trolling the internet.
Several facets have been improved including the interior and exterior. The exterior, as we shall later see, has received quite a substantial refresh all round. The interior, too, hasn’t been left unchanged especially considering the competition it is poised to square it out with. It comes in both 3-door and 5-door configurations both of which are set to be the benchmark for the rest of the vehicles in the premium compact segment.
Under the hood, BMW has offered its latest 1 Series several gasoline and petrol engines just like it were the case with the outgoing model. These are offered in either three or four cylinders. Pairing to these mills is exclusively via the RWD system.
For starters, the new BMW 1 Series first debuted in the automotive scene sometime in 2011 as the second generation model of the 1 series line of vehicles. It is now part of parcel of a growing group of BMW Vehicles that belong in the compact segment. Despite its miniscule dimensions, the new model in addition to its availability in three-door configuration is also available in five doors configuration.
Given, the luxury compact segment is a hot rod in terms of the rivalry. The newest of the 1 Series breed nonetheless tries to distinguish itself in a number of ways including being the only model being offered on a rear-wheel drive platform. The competition available is staged by vehicles such as the Lexus CT, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and the Audi A3.
2017 BMW 1 Series Release Date & Price
The new model, according to the latest rumors, is set to go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $19,000. Its release date, on the other hand, should be expected sometime in the fall of 2017, at least according to some rumors going round in the automotive circles.
2017 BMW 1 Series Exterior
Several updates are available on its exterior that have resulted in giving the 1 Series some high-end presence and sporting elegance. Up front, the model comes with larger air intakes and a newly designed BMW kidney grille that help in furthering the evolutionary BMW style. LED daytime running lights as well as LED headlights are standard across the trim lineup. The aft, just like the front, has also been remodeled and the taillights come with LED technology as well.
The surface design, lines, and proportions combine together and offer the BMW 1 Series 2017 a dynamic and agility-centric driving properties. In general, a set-back passenger compartment, long wheelbase, a long bonnet, muscular rear wheel arches, a wide track, and short over-hangings, help offer it an extra dose of versatility not common for a compact car. An additional dynamism into the car’s silhouette is offered by the single-piece rear side windows, frameless windows, and long doors.
2017 BMW 1 Series Interior Facelift
The interior, on the other end, continues with the same driver-centric cockpit design complemented by the center console premium character, new seat upholstery, and high-quality materials. Extra freshness is further lend by the newly-developed cloth/leather combinations, and fine web structure.
A wealth of standard features is offered including the iDrive operating system and BMW Radio Professional. Some of the standard accessories available include keyless engine ignition, remote control central locking, automatic driving lights control, a rain sensor, a leather steering wheel, electrically heated exterior mirrors, electric window upgrades, an AUX-In socket, and a high-resolution 6.5-inch color display.
Trim levels available for the 2017 BMW 1 Series include 116i, 120i, 118i, 125i, and the top-of-the-line M135i. It is available in sedan, hatchback, and convertible body styles.
Beneath the hood of the 2017 BMW 1 Series are several engines that produce a power output ranging from 109 horsepower for the base BMW 116i to a maximum output of 326 horsepower for the BMW M135i model.
Judging from the all-rounded nature of the 2017 BMW 1 Series, it’d also be judicious to speculate that its safety is also top notch. The government is yet to offer the crash impact safety results of the newest 1 Series, however, they are widely expected to be perfect. The full details on the same will definitely be available on its release date.